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As people across the world deal with home confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic, staying in touch with loved ones through video calls and messages is making a huge difference.(Shutterstock)

How stable network connectivity came to the rescue of a young couple quarantined in separate cities

By Partnered Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Kaveri and Rajeev had been dating for quite some time when the pandemic struck. They weren’t prepared for a long-distance relationship but turns out it wasn’t as bad as they thought it would be.
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The 4G mobile internet services in Ganderbal and Udhampur would continue till September 30, unless modified earlier, the order said, adding no report of misuse has been received from the two districts.(PTI Photo)
The 4G mobile internet services in Ganderbal and Udhampur would continue till September 30, unless modified earlier, the order said, adding no report of misuse has been received from the two districts.(PTI Photo)

No high-speed internet for J-K; only Ganderbal, Udhampur districts to continue getting 4G till Sept-end

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 07:59 AM IST
In an order issued on Tuesday, Principal Secretary in the Home Department Shaleen Kabra said that after a fresh review of the situation, it has been decided that internet speed will remain restricted to 2G in the rest of the 18 districts.
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The top court appreciated the stand taken by the Centre and closed the contempt case on Tuesday based on Venugopal’s submission. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
The top court appreciated the stand taken by the Centre and closed the contempt case on Tuesday based on Venugopal’s submission. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

4G to return in J&K after Aug 15 on trial basis: Centre to SC

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 06:30 AM IST
The relaxation will be reviewed by state authorities every seven days and by central authorities after two months, Venugopal added, maintaining that total relaxation of such restrictions in the entire UT will not be possible due to continuing security concerns.
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The MySpeed application by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) collects data by occasionally testing internet speed on smartphones of users who have installed the application. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The MySpeed application by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) collects data by occasionally testing internet speed on smartphones of users who have installed the application. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Internet speeds fall to lowest in 2 years

By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 11:39 AM IST
The nationwide lockdown began in the last week of March while some states ordered closure of schools and a ban on public gatherings even before that, which led to people staying home
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Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday ordered the continuance of 2G mobile data services in the Union territory till April 15(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday ordered the continuance of 2G mobile data services in the Union territory till April 15(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

J-K govt extends 2G mobile internet services till April 15

By Press Trust of India | Jammu
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2020 05:15 AM IST
Postpaid sim card holders shall be provided with access to internet. However, such access shall not be made available on prepaid sim cards unless verified as per the norms applicable for postpaid connections, the order said.
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Representational image.(Unsplash)
Representational image.(Unsplash)

COVID-19: Internet speed, connectivity emerging as challenges in holding online classes, says DU professors

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2020 12:22 PM IST
From Skype to Whatsapp to Zoom app, professors and students are using all types of digital plateforms to save a college year and continue with studies, albeit remotely.
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The government order issued by J&K’s Home Secretary had said that the internet speed on mobile services will be restricted to 2G and the order will remain in force till March 17.(HT PHOTO.)
The government order issued by J&K’s Home Secretary had said that the internet speed on mobile services will be restricted to 2G and the order will remain in force till March 17.(HT PHOTO.)

Day after J&K govt restores social media, internet broadband facilities are back in Valley

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Kashmir has more than 20,000 broadband connections and only a few hundred mostly belonging to officials were restored after the subscribers submitted written bonds to the government. The broadband was restored on Thursday afternoon.
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The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday decided to lift the ban put on social media sites that was active for more than six months(AP)
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday decided to lift the ban put on social media sites that was active for more than six months(AP)

Social media ban lifted in J-K, internet speed restricted to 2G

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 08:06 PM IST
In a fresh order, the Jammu and Kashmir administration today said people would now be allowed unrestricted internet access with 2G speed. Internet connectivity shall continue to be made available with Mac-binding.
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Army soldiers on patrol on the outskirts of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir (File Photo)(HT)
Army soldiers on patrol on the outskirts of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir (File Photo)(HT)

Kashmir protests: Army asks people not to march towards Srinagar HQ on Monday

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 05:31 PM IST
After the killing of seven civilians protesting the anti-militancy operation in Pulwama on Saturday, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) had called for a three day strike and asked people to march towards Badami Bagh cantonment, where the headquarters of the 15 Corps is located, on Monday.
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - May 20, 2018 General view before the match(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - May 20, 2018 General view before the match(REUTERS)

La Liga on Facebook: Or how to kill a league’s following

By Wasi Manazir | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 11:58 PM IST
In its greed, La Liga appears to have shot itself in the foot.
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